Raised beach, Kinneil Kerse, Bo'ness

Maker
Thomas McInnes
Production date
1978
Description
View across Grangemouth Road to an area of flat land bounded by a wooded escarpment. Sheep are grazing in the field. The escarpment is a raised beach.
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Production date
1978
Subject notes
During the ice age, the weight of the ice on the land forced the land down, raising the sea level relative to the land. The sea cut a beach at this level. When the ice melted, the land began to rise (isostatic uplift), raising the beach out of the water.

The line of the raised beach is marked by the line of trees. In most of Scotland, raised beaches can be identified at 25 and 100 feet (7.5 and 30m). They are economically important for transport routes and agriculture.
Accession number
P04852

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